Obituaries

Carolyn Sue Koontz

Carolyn Sue Koontz, 69, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Tuesday November 13, 2018. She was born March 11, 1949 in Toledo, Ohio to Richard Sr. and Virginia (Hartman) Koontz. Carolyn worked for several years as a cook for Bowling Green State University Food Service and at the Wood County Jail. In her younger years she loved spending time fishing. She was an avid crocheter, and enjoyed going to the casino to gamble and going out to eat with her friends and family. She is survived by her brother Richard Jr. (Rosie) Koontz, of Bowling Green, Ohio, sisters Jean Lawson of Texas and Jill (Alan) Hager of Michigan, daughter-in-law Janet Koontz of Bowling Green, Ohio and ex-husband Timothy Lindamuth. Services for Carolyn will be private for her family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 W. Wooster St. To share an online condolence or fond memory with the Koontz family, please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: admin on November 15, 2018.


Myrl Annette DenBesten

Myrl Annette Lichtenwalter DenBesten, 79, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Sunday November 11, 2018. She was born February 11, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois to Myrl Carl and Esther (Falk) Lichtenwalter. She married Ivan E. DenBesten on May 21, 1960. He preceded her in death May 16, 2015. Myrl grew up in Chicago and maintained a residence there throughout much of her life. She achieved her bachelor’s degree at Northwestern University. While at Northwestern, she met Ivan. They then permanently moved to Bowling Green, where she went on to obtain her Master’s in Education from BGSU. Myrl, Ivan and their two children Bill and Karen lived in Saudi Arabia for two years. This allowed them to travel extensively through Europe, the Middle East and Asia, leading to a lifelong interest in travel and appreciation for diverse cultures. While living in Saudi Arabia, her passion for teaching lead her to start a preschool, launching her career in early childhood education. Upon returning to Bowling Green, she started the Rainbow Cooperative Preschool. She later taught Kindergarten at South Main School and Kenwood Elementary School for the remainder of her career. Myrl’s long-term involvement in the First Presbyterian church brought her great comfort and peace. She thoroughly enjoyed the company and conversations she maintained though her Traveler’s and Book Clubs. She built and maintained numerous friendships throughout her life that she cherished dearly. Her hobbies included shopping, reading and collecting cookbooks. One of her greatest passions was planning, preparing, cooking and eating meals with her friends and family. She is survived by her son Bill (Beth) DenBesten of Bowling Green, daughter Karen (Caesar Citraro) DenBesten of Petoskey, Michigan, grandchildren Alex Dubreuil, Samantha (Aaron) Plikerd, Sarah Dubreuil, Jackson Dubreuil, James DenBesten, Elise Chuan Citraro and Jay Elizabeth Citraro, with one great-grandchild on the way. Along with parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by her infant daughter Carol Elizabeth and sister Ruth Jennette (Kenneth J.) Lucas. Visitation will be held on Wednesday November 14, 2018 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster St. Her funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday November 15, 2018 at the First Presbyterian Church, 126 S. Church St, Bowling Green, Ohio. Rev. Gary and Mary Jane Saunders will officiate. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Bowling Green. Memorial contributions may be given in her memory to the First Presbyterian Church or the Bowling Green City Schools: Reading Memorial Myrl DenBesten. To share an online condolence or fond memory with the DenBesten family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: admin on November 15, 2018.


Jody Kae Miller

Jody Kae Miller of Bowling Green, passed away Saturday, November 10th, under the care of Bridge Hospice at Woodhaven Care Center, BG. Jody was born in Findlay, OH, October 31, 1956 to James(Jim) and Joan (Dill) West. Jody was a graduate of Bowling Green HS and BGSU. She spent several years in Colorado Springs working with the Navigators, a Christian outreach organization. Jody’s interests included gardening, canning, baking and cooking. She enjoyed sharing her homemade creations with friends and family. Jody married James Miller, March 30, 1996 in BG. He preceded her in death, December 17, 2016. She is survived by her mother, Joan(Milton) Boxley of Rudolph, brother Mark (Gloria) West of Rudolph. Stepchildren, James(Jennifer) Miller, Lincoln Park, MI, Amanda(Jesh) St. John, Curtice, 5 step grandchildren, 2 Nieces, a nephew and great nephew. She was preceded in death by her her father, Jim, and brother Matt. Jody was a member of the BGSU Alumni Association and South Liberty U.M. Church. A memorial service will be held Sunday, November 18th, at 2 pm at So. Liberty U.M. Church st the corner of Bays & Potter Roads, Rudolph. Internment will be private. Final arrangements were entrusted to Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home in Tontogany, Ohio. Memorial contributions should be made to South Liberty U.M. in c/o Joan Boxley, 8420 S. Dixie Hwy, Rudolph, OH 43462. Posted by: admin on November 11, 2018.


Victoria Adams

Vicky Alice Adams (Brent), 60, of Bowling Green, OH passed away at 1:16 PM on Nov 8, 2018 surrounded by her family at the OSU James Cancer Hospital in Columbus Ohio. Vicky was born on July 9, 1958 and graduated from Bowling Green High School in 1976 and Bowling Green State University, with a BA in International Studies in 1980. Vicky is survived by her husband, Randall Adams (Bowling Green, OH), daughters, Dr. Karishma Anik (NY, NY), Natasha Anik (St. Petersburg, FL), Ameera Anik (San Francisco, CA), and Savanah Anik (Washington D.C.), her first grandchild, Fotini Plakogiannis (NY, NY), mother, Frances Brent (Bowling Green, OH), and brother, Dr. Morgan T. Brent (Cottage Grove, OR). She is preceded in death by her father, Dr. Morgan M. Brent, and sister, Elizabeth Helen Stockman (Brent). Vicky was formerly an assistant manager of Elder Beerman, and most recently, an entrepreneur of many variations. She married Randall Adams on October 31, 2008. Vicky was originally diagnosed with breast cancer 19 years ago, and after extensive surgeries and treatment, she fought and beat it. Despite taking all precautions possible, she was diagnosed with stage IV ovarian cancer in 2014, which eventually took her life. Due to a genetic mutation, this was the same disease that Vicky’s sister fell victim to in 2007. Vicky will be remembered as being an avid animal lover, passionate Democrat, incredibly artistic, and a hard-headed woman. Vicky’s warrior spirit inspired many and her legacy will live on. A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 12:00 at Deck-Hanneman in Bowling Green. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Wood County Humane Society and/or the OSU James Cancer Hospital in her name. Hanneman Family Funeral Homes is honored to serve Vicky’s family and encourage those to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting www. hannemanfh.com. Posted by: admin on November 10, 2018.


Lloyd E Sapp

Lloyd Earl Sapp, 88 of Weston, Ohio, passed away on Thursday, November 8, 2018. Lloyd was born in McVeigh, Kentucky to Cora Mae and James Franklin Sapp on December 15, 1929. He grew up in Weston, Ohio and graduated from Weston High School. After high school, Lloyd proudly served his country by enlisting in the U.S. Air Force. During his time in the service, Lloyd was awarded the Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and a Good Conduct Medal. After his time in the service, Lloyd was very active with The American Legion post in Weston and The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1148. Lloyd loved animals and especially enjoyed taking his beloved dog Leon for walks. Lloyd is survived by his daughters: Tammy (Charlie) Dewese, Kelly (Gilbert) Raynor; his son Michael Sapp; his brother Ronnie Sapp; and a host of loving grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters Jeanette, Mary Beatrice, Geneva, Juanita, and his brother Bob. A graveside service with military honors will be conducted at the Weston Cemetery on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, donations in Lloyd’s honor may be gifted to the Wood County Humane Society at 801 Van Camp Rd, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to serve Lloyd’s family and encourage those to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting www.hannemanfh.com.   Posted by: admin on November 10, 2018.


Ann C Miller

Ann C. Miller, 91, formerly of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Wednesday, November 7, 2018.  Ann was born on September 20, 1927 to the late Otto and Dorothy (Veber) Current in Toledo, Ohio.  She married Clarence W. Miller on November 3, 1951 at the First Christian Church in Bowling Green, Ohio and were married 63 years until he passed on February 2, 2015. Ann was a homemaker and enjoyed her family.  She is survived by a daughter: Amy (Ronald) Heimert of Garrett, IN; sons: Michael (Joan) Miller of North Baltimore; Steven (Carol) Miller of Leipsic; and Eric (Beth Ann) Miller of Bowling Green; sister: Judy Heimann of The Villages, Florida; grandchildren: Brian Beaupre, Charles Beaupre, Kian Miller, & Nick Miller; great-grandchildren: Hailey Beaupre & Bryceton Beaupre. Along with her parents and husband Ann was preceded in death by her brother John “Jack” Current. The family would like to thank the Clare Bridge Memory Care Unit at Brookdale Senior Living in Bowling Green, OH and Miller Merry Manor in Gerrett, IN for their exceptional care of Ann. Visitation for Ann will be private for her family.  Interment will be held in the Pemberville Cemetery on Friday, November 9, 2018 at 11:00am.  Arrangements have been entrusted with the DECK-HANNEMAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 1460 W. Wooster Street/P.O. Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Tele: 419-352-2171. Memorial Contributions in Ann’s honor may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association, 480 W Dussel Dr, Maumee, OH 43537. Hanneman Family funeral Homes is honored to serve Ann’s family and encourage those to share a fond memory or condolence by visitingwww.hannemanfh.com. Posted by: admin on November 10, 2018.


James Edward Cook

James Edward Cook, age 70, of Tavares, Florida passed away on Saturday, November 3, 2018. He was born in Toledo, Ohio January 19, 1948. He graduated from Otsego High School and Penta Career Center in 1967. Jim was a proud member of the Future Farmers of America, the Otsego High School Chapter and also received his pilot’s license at a very young age. Jim was a 3rd generation farmer and operated Cook Farms, Inc. with his family until 1989 in Weston, Ohio. He was also co-founder of Sun Seed, Inc, also in Weston. Jim was 32nd degree Mason with the Weston Lodge #560 and a member of Zenobia Shrine Temple in Toledo Ohio. In 1989 Jim and his family moved to Lake County Florida where he operated a rental business in Ormond Beach, Florida. Jim graduated from the Lake Technical College Institute of Public Safety and received the Top Gun award for his shooting skills. On February 10, 1999, Jim was hired as a deputy sheriff for the Lake County Sheriff’s office working in the Lake County jail, eventually transferred to run the Sheriff’s work farm. Jim retired from the Sheriff’s office after 16 years of service on July 18, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Sandra Donnells Cook of Tavares, Florida; brother, Rodney Cook (Shannon) of Custer, Ohio; sister, JoAnn Guida (Jim) of New Philadelphia, Ohio; daughter, Chelsea (Cook) Andrei (David); son, Skyler James Cook; daughter, Sarah Ann Robinson (Keith); grandchildren, Avory Andrei, Logan Andrei, Landon (Ty) Andrei, Blaize Andrei, Marley Huelskamp, Jackson Huelskamp, Luke Huelskamp, Ben Huelskamp, Emily Robinson, Jeb Robinson, Wyatt Robinson. He was preceded in death by his mother, Thelma (Petteys) Cook; father, Blythe Cook; daughter, Andrea Blythe Huelskamp; maternal grandparents, Charles and Ruby Petteys; paternal grandparents, James and Bertha Cook. He was dearly loved by family and friends in Ohio as well as in Florida where he has resided for the past 30 years. A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 10:00AM until 1:00PM at Hickory Point, Tavares. All are welcome to attend. Arrangements have been entrusted to Steverson, Hamlin & Hilbish Funerals and Cremations, 226 E. Burleigh Blvd., Tavares, FL 32778, (352)343-4444. Online condolences may be left on the Tribute Wall at www.steversonhamlinhilbish.com. Posted by: David Dupont on November 9, 2018.Last revised by: admin, our reviewer, on November 10, 2018.


Mary L Myerholtz

Mary Louise (Dickerson) Myerholtz, 95, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Tuesday November 6, 2018. She was born August 25, 1923 in Detroit, Michigan to Helen Louise Godsey and Charles Raymond Dickerson. She married Myron John Myerholtz on October 29, 1938 in Columbia City, Indiana when she was just fifteen years old. She attended many elementary schools as her family moved often, and she married before completing high school. However, she always valued education. She shared that the people who influenced her the most were her mother, her Grandma Polley, and a teacher, Mrs. Hammersmith. “They all taught me that reading was the most important thing to learn. It opens up the world to you.” When asked what she had wanted to be when she grew up, she replied “a tap dancer and a singer-movie star. At one time I wanted to be a teacher. But most of all, a mother!” She became the beloved mother of seven children who were the center of her world. Faith and her belief in God were always very important to her. The family moved to Bowling Green in 1947 and were members of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church for over 65 years. At various times, Mary worked as a cook to boost the family income. She was employed by the Big N Department Store in Bowling Green, Ohio and served as a cook in several BGSU Sororities and Fraternities as well as Crim Street School. She always enjoyed the friendships of those she worked with and those she served. Mary’s hobbies included cross-word puzzles, needle-work, reading, singing to her children and grandchildren, drawing, and writing. Several of her articles were published by Bend of the River Magazine. She also wrote a pamphlet, “Memories of Days Gone By,” with her remembrances of childhood and stories of her ancestors. In later years, she loved to shop at garage sales and find trinkets to give to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Since the death of her husband, Myron, she has met weekly for lunch at Frisch’s restaurant on Wednesday’s with any of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, siblings, nieces and nephew who were available. Often the group numbered in the double-digits. Mary has given so much love to all who knew her. Her advice to all of us, “always love your family. Try never to go to bed angry. Have faith in God. Look for good things to happen. Most of all be Happy.” She will be missed. She is survived by her sons Myron David Myerholtz (Nancy) of Waterville, Daniel James Myerholtz (Diane) of Bowling Green and Arthur Dennis Myerholtz (Judy) of Bowling Green, daughter Janet Kay Collins, daughter-in-law June Asmus Myerholtz, sisters Shirley Jean Gorsuch of Florida and Juanita Florence Emerson of Perrysburg. She is also survived by 19 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren and 39 great-great grandchildren. Mary was preceded in death by her husband Myron, daughters Louise Anne Noon and her husband Larry Noon, Caroline Elizabeth Asmus and her husband William Asmus, son Raymond Henry Myerholtz, brothers Frank, Richard, William and Charles, sister Katherine Wilhelm and grandson Alan David Myerholtz. Visitation will be held on Sunday November 11, 2018 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster St. Her funeral service will be held…


Douglas V ‘Hooter’ Henschen

Douglas V. Henschen, age 64, of Frederic, MI passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 5, 2018 at his home. Doug was born to Dallas and Joan (Mitchell) Henschen on February 18, 1954 in Findlay, OH. He was a 1972 graduate of Bowling Green High School. For most of his life Doug lived in or around Bowling Green, Ohio and had recently semi-retired, moving to Frederic, MI in March 2017. He was employed at SunFrog Shirts in Gaylord, MI. Doug was a life-long member of both the Eagles & Elks Clubs and enjoyed golfing, bowling, fishing, hunting, riding snowmobiles and loved spending quality time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Doug was an avid Detroit Tigers and OSU Buckeyes fan and rarely missed a chance to watch the games. Doug is survived by his daughter, Adrianne (Matt) VanAtta and two grandchildren, Wesley and Abby VanAtta, all of Findlay, OH. He is also survived by his brother, Gary (Linda) Henschen, and two sisters, Tina (David) Wallace and Jodi (Mark) O’Gara as well as five nephews, Aaron Henschen, Nathan (Heidi) Henschen, Alex Wallace, Andrew O’Gara & Nick O’Gara and two nieces, Andi (Tim) Fintel and Deanna (Marty) Dansack. He was preceded in death by his mother, Joan, father, Dallas, and brother & sister-in-law, Mike & Carolyn Henschen. Visitation will be held Friday November 9, 2018 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster St. His funeral service will be held Saturday November 10, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Rev. Ernie Unholtz will officiate. Interment will follow at New Belleville Ridge Cemetery in Dowling, Ohio. Additional visitation will be held Saturday morning from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 10:00 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Adrianne VanAtta to assist with funeral expenses. To share an online condolence or fond memory with the Henschen family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: admin on November 6, 2018.


Barbara Haddox

Barbara Jean Haddox, 93, of McComb, peacefully passed away in her home at 8:05 AM  Monday, November 5, 2018. She was born November 4, 1925, to the late Russell and Blanche (Finfrock) Williams. She married James R. Haddox on August 31, 1947, who survives in McComb.Barb is also survived by children: Diane (John) Hohn, Forest; Linda Parente, Findlay; Patricia (Greg) Adams, Chaska, Minnesota; Nancy (Lee) Lilly, Avon, Indiana and James W. (Carol) Haddox, McComb; fourteen grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her sisters Kate Rader and Martha LaSalle. Barb graduated from Bellevue High School in 1943 and attended Bowling Green State University before working at the Bellevue Gazette. She often shared the story of being called in to work in the early hours of June 6, 1944, to help with the publication of the special D-Day edition.  She also worked at the family owned McComb Lumber Company.  Barb was a member of the McComb United Methodist Church where she participated in the UMW and Bible studies. She was a member of the Query Club, Pinochle Club and a Mothers Club.  She enjoyed reading, sewing and traveling; however, her greatest joy was time spent with her grandchildren, who all remember her for her special hugs and laughter. Visitation will be held at the on Friday, November 16, 2018 from 6:00-8:00 PM in the HARTLEY-HANNEMAN FUNERAL HOME, 370 Park Dr S., McComb, Ohio, Additional visitation will be on Saturday, November 17, 2018, from 12-2 PM, followed by her funeral service at 2:00 PM in the funeral home with Rev. Howard Mayne, officiating. Interment will be in the McComb Union Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Bridge Home Health and Hospice or the McComb United Methodist Church. The family extends their gratitude and appreciation to Bridge Hospice and Caretakers staffs for their loving and supportive care. Hartley-Hanneman Funeral Home is honored to serve Barbara’s family and encourages those wishing to send a condolences or a fond memory are asked to visit www.hannemanfh.com. Posted by: admin on November 6, 2018.on November 10, 2018.


Richard ‘Curly’ Wyss

Richard “Curly” Wyss, age 80 of Perrysburg, Ohio passed away Friday, November 2, 2018 at his residence. He was born August 25, 1938 to Robert and Ellenora (Hartman) Wyss in Fremont, Ohio. Following a nearly 3-year courtship, he married Catherine F. Kirk at St. Rose Catholic Church in Perrysburg on September 3, 1960. Together, they celebrated 58 years of marriage and raised 5 children. Curly was a Transmission Repairman at the GM Powertrain Toledo Plant for 30 years before his retirement. Curly was a man very devoted to his family. He was an avid participant in his children’s activities as they grew such as: Little League, Boy Scouts and their many other activities. When becoming a grandfather, he continued to get great pleasure attending all of their events. He enjoyed collecting HO Trains, playing Dartball, being active at the Perrysburg Senior Center, and rooting for the Cleveland Indians. However, it was family that was the center of Curly’s life and always remained his greatest joy. In addition to his wife Catherine, Curly is survived by his children: Michael (Mike Hartman) Wyss of IL, Terri (Mike) Redman of Bowling Green, Brian (Sue) Wyss of Elliston, John (Shelly) Wyss of Deshler, Katrina (Sara Eisenbaum) of Perrysburg; grandchildren: Blair, Brooke, Cortney, Ren, Brian Jr., River, Logan, Maria, Baylee, Cole, Cyruss, Robert and David; sisters: Janet Keaton and Ann Phillips; brothers: Stan Young, Dennis (Carol) Wyss and Ronnie Wyss. Curly was preceded in death by his parents, brother LeeRoy Wyss and sisters: Mary Hough and infant sister Jean. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Saturday, November 10, 2018 at St. Rose Catholic Church, 215 E. Front Street, Perrysburg. Family and friends will be received at 9:30 a.m. until time of service. Celebrant will be Father George Wenzinger. The St. Rose Helping Hands will be serving a bereavement meal in the church basement immediately following the Mass. Interment will be in Troy Township Cemetery in Luckey, OH. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials take the form of contributions to: Southern Care Hospice, St. Rose School or the Perrysburg Senior Center. Those wishing to express a word of encouragement, share a memory, or photo may do so at: www.marshfuneralhomes.com. Posted by: admin on November 4, 2018.


Jerry L Hayhurst

Jerry L. Hayhurst, 78, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away November 4, 2018. She was born November 22, 1939 in Dayton, Kentucky to Kendall and Elizabeth (Valentine) Ray. She married David Hayhurst and he survives in Bowling Green. Jerry was an avid sewer, making number memory bears out of loved ones clothing for family and friends. She was a homemaker and loved to cook large meals from scratch for her family. She was extremely charitable making and donating numerous items to various Veterans organizations. Jerry was very loving and what she cherished most in life was spending time with her family and pets, including birds, cats and dogs. Along with her husband David, Jerry is survived by her sons James Hayhurst of Toledo, Ohio and John Hayhurst of Bowling Green, Ohio, daughter-in-law Kathy Pultz of Bowling Green, Ohio, sisters Anna (Robert Youtsey of Alexandria, Kentucky, Peggy (Matz) Racke of Florence, Kentucky and Juanita (Richard) Smith of Butler, Kentucky, brother John (Mary) Ray of Elizabthtown, Kentucky, grandchildren Misty Kaczmarek, Noah Tipton, Crystal (David) Ball and Josh Keatley and great-granddaughter Lily. She was preceded in death by her daughter Constance Hayhurst, and brothers Seldon Ray, Kendall Ray Jr. and Bill Ray. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday November 9, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 W. Wooster St. Rev. Kathy Archer will officiate. Visitation will be held Friday morning at the funeral home from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. Memorial contributions may be given in her memory to Bridge Hospice, 1069 Klotz Road Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. To share an online condolence or fond memory with the Hayhurst family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: admin on November 4, 2018.


Macy A Tschappat

Macy Tschappat, beloved husband, father & friend died at St. Luke’s Hospital early Wednesday morning, October 31, 2018. Macy was born in Toledo, OH, but spent most of his time in Portage & Custar, OH. He loved to hunt, fish, and spend time outdoors. The woods and the river were his homes away from home. If not hunting or fishing, he could be found sitting on the porch with his tried & true animal companion, Hunter. When he did stay inside, he enjoyed playing Yahtzee & Euchre with his family. He loved classic rock music and would play “Who sings it?” with anyone who would play along. He was preceded in death by his mother, Teresa Sleighton; brothers-in-law, Jeff Rashley & Lowell Barbee. Macy is survived by his wife, Beth; daughter, Hannah; brother Terry (Eunice) Tschappat; sisters Kim (Doug) Woods and Kelly (Ray) Gravelle; Brothers-in-law Tom (Bonnie) Rashley & Kevin (Bonnie) Rashley; Sisters-in-law, Helen Rashley, Susan Barbee, & Debra (Peter) Villalovos. Through his dedicated 30+ years with the Public Works Division of the City of Bowling Green, Macy spent a lot of his time rebuilding, by hand, the wall surrounding the city park in Bowling Green. He also enjoyed tending to and mowing the various parks around BG. Macy was a loving husband and father who was always laughing, smiling, and joking. His smile was contagious and his laugh brought so much joy. Visitation will be on Friday, November 2, 2018 from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. at the DECK-HANNEMAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 1460 W. Wooster St., P.O Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402, where a Celebration of his life will be held Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 2:00 P.M. in the Remembrance Chapel. Donations in Macy’s honor may be made to the Bowling Green Parks & Recreation Foundation for the Wintergarden / St. John’s Nature Preserve 1291 Conneaut Ave. Bowling Green OH 43402. Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to serve Macy’s family and encourage those to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting www.hannemanfh.com. Posted by: admin on November 1, 2018.


Charles H Wolford

Charles H. Wolford, 81, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away October 31, 2018. He was born September 29, 1937 in Campbellsville, Kentucky to Frank and Norene (Collingwood) Wolford. He married Claudell McDonald on August 20, 1966 and she survives in Bowling Green. Charles was a graduate of Firelands High School and went on to attend BGSU. He served his country proudly in the United States Army. He was the owner of C & C Fabrication in Bowling Green, retiring in January of 2018. Charles served as a Bloomdale volunteer fireman and Bloomdale councilman. He was a member of the Maumee/Bowling Green Elks Lodge 1850 and Turtle’s Pond #1. Along with his wife of 52 years, Claudell, he is survived by his children Michael McHaffie of Waterville, Ohio, Mark (Marcia) Wolford of Portage, Ohio, Kathy (Robert) Wagner of Findlay, Ohio, Patti McHaffie of Houston, Texas, Connie Tittsworth of Houston, Texas, Becci Johnson of Alpharetta, Georgia, Anne (Steve) Hilbert of Jasper, Georgia and Cindy (William) Witzler of Bowling Green, Ohio. He is also survived by his brother Allen Wolford of Buffalo, Minnesota, 15 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held on Sunday November 4, 2018 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster St. An Elk’s Service will be held at 5:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. His funeral service will be held on Monday November 5, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Pastor Dale Schaefer will officiate. Interment will follow at Wood County Memory Gardens in Bowling Green where Military Honors will be rendered by the Wood County Honor Detail. Memorial contributions may be given in his memory to a charity of the donor’s choice. To share an online condolence or fond memory with the Wolford family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: admin on November 1, 2018.


Marilyn J Beattie

Marilyn J. Beattie, 93, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away October 27, 2018. She was born September 10, 1925 in Findlay, Ohio to Dr. Clayton and Ethel (Biddle) Shuck. She married Dr. Robert S. Beattie on June 13, 1947 and they enjoyed fifty-nine years of marriage until his death in 2006. Marilyn was a 1943 graduate of Findlay High School and she obtained her bachelor’s degree from Otterbein College in 1947 where she was crowned homecoming queen her sophomore year and selected for the women’s athletic honorary her junior year. Marilyn was a 56 year member of First Presbyterian Church in Bowling Green where she served as an elder and trustee and was past president of the Presbyterian Women. She was a former member and past president of the Wood County Hospital Guild, former member and past president of P.E.O. Sisterhood Chapter AA and the first chairperson and longtime volunteer for Wheeled Meals in Wood County. She was a breast cancer survivor and was active in the Reach to Recovery program to support other women. Marilyn received the Bowling Green Outstanding Citizen Award in 1981. In addition to volunteering, Marilyn’s interests also included gardening, cooking and reading. She enjoyed attending her children’s and grandchildren’s numerous activities over the years. Marilyn was devoted to her family, church, friends and community and she will be remembered for her exceptionally kind spirit. Marilyn was also preceded in death by her son Steven, brother Dr. Emerson Shuck and sister Ruthanna Robertson. She is survived by her sons Dr. Thomas (Elizabeth) Beattie of Newark, Ohio, Daniel (Kathy) Beattie of Bowling Green, Ohio and David (Quin) Beattie of Dublin, California; grandchildren Emily (Darren) Demaree, Laura (Karl) Kornides and John Beattie; Hallie Beattie, Max Beattie and Molly Beattie; Spencer Beattie and Alexis Beattie; and great-grandchildren Isabelle, Thomas and Kathryn Demaree and Nila Kornides. Marilyn’s family is grateful to the staff of Brookdale Senior Living and Clare Bridge Memory Care for their many years of compassionate care. Visitation will be held on Friday November 2, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster St. Her funeral service will be held on Saturday November 3, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 126 S. Church St. Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Rev. Mary Jane Saunders will officiate. Interment will immediately follow the service at Oak Grove Cemetery in Bowling Green. Memorial contributions may be given in Marilyn’s memory to the First Presbyterian Church. To share an online condolence or fond memory with the Beattie family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: admin on October 29, 2018.


Harold Williams

Harold Merlyn Williams, 91, of Bowling Green passed away October 27, 2018 at the Bridge Hospice Care Center in Bowling Green. Merlyn was born February 25, 1927 in McClure, Ohio to Ora and Sadie (Wansetler) Williams. On August 28, 1948 he married Julia (Peterson) Williams. Merlyn was a life long Farmer on his family farm near Tontogany until he retired when he was 79 years old. He was a member of the Haskins Community Church for many years. Merlyn enjoyed camping and watching his grandchildren’s ball games. Merlyn is survived by his daughters Carolyn (Dan) Booth of Grand Rapids, Marilyn (Robert) Cordy of Bowling Green, and Mary (Dennis) Bockbrader of Portage, his grandchildren Scott, Jodi, Jeff, Shelly, Lori, and Jen, 15 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild and his brother Robert ( Anna Mae) Williams. He was preceded in death by his wife Julia after 64 years of marriage, his grandchildren Julie and Tom, his great grand children Brad and Andrew, his brothers Emery and Mike, his sisters Berneita and Helene and his parents. Friends and family are invited to a visitation on Wednesday October 31, 2018 from 10 am to 12 noon at the Haskins Community Church, 209 W. Main St. Haskins, Ohio 43525. Funeral services will at be at 12 noon at the church with Pastor Jennifer Jackson officiating. Burial will follow at the Tontogany Cemetery. To leave a donation in Merlyn’s memory please consider the Haskins Community Church or the Bridge Hospice. Merlyn’s services were entrusted to the Peinert Dunn Funeral Home in Tontogany, Ohio. Posted by: admin on October 28, 2018.


Nathan ‘Bill’ Easterly

Bill Easterly grew up as a fatherless child in West Virginia during the Great Depression. He went on to get a Ph.D. and to become a beloved Biology Professor at Bowling Green State University. Nathan William (Bill) Easterly was born in Greenbrier County, West Virginia in 1927. His father died from tuberculosis when he was two years old. He went on to attend West Virginia University, where he would get his BA and Ph.D. At West Virginia University, Bill also met his wife Marjorie, to whom he would be a devoted husband for 66 years of marriage. Bill became a Professor of Biological Sciences at Bowling Green State University in 1957, where he would remain until his retirement in 1985. In 1969-70, he took Marj and their three young children to Ghana, West Africa, for a year to serve as a Fulbright Professor of Botany at University College of Cape Coast. Bill was devoted to community service as a member of the Bowling Green Kiwanis Club for 57 years, including terms as President and Secretary. He also served as Secretary to the National Alliance of the Mentally Ill. As a cherished husband, father, and grandfather, as a gentle, funny, self-deprecating storyteller, Bill is survived and missed by his wife Marj, by his children Patricia, Bill, and John, by his nine grandchildren, and by his five great-grandchildren. Visitation for Bill will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2018 from 10:00 AM until the time of his funeral service at 11:00 AM at the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, 1460 W. Wooster St./P.O. Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Interment will immediately follow in Wood County Memory Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bill’s honor may be made to the National Alliance of the Mentally Ill of Wood County, P.O. Box 432, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Hanneman Family Funeral Homes is honored to serve Bill’s family and encourage those to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting www.hannemanfh.com. Posted by: admin on October 27, 2018.on October 29, 2018.


Joseph P Boyle

Joe Boyle, beloved husband, father, brother, and grandfather, died suddenly at home in Bowling Green on Wednesday evening, October 24, 2018. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1948 – probably not coincidentally, the last time his cherished Cleveland Indians won the World Series – to Thomas and Eleanor Boyle. Joe grew up in a large and loving family with five brothers and two sisters with whom he was incredibly close. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters-in-law Jane and Gina, and brother-in-law Jim Lamb. Joe is survived by his wife, Mary Beth (“Betsy”); son, Joe Jr. (Katie), of Bowling Green; daughter Kathy (Aaron) Gray, of Hartville; and five grandchildren he loved a “hundred million bushels,” Ellie, Joey, Andy, Marybeth, and Mark; sisters Kathleen Lamb and Nora Lee Baerwalde, and brothers Tom, Tim, Dan, Bob, and Larry, and dozens of nieces and nephews. As a freshman at Padua Franciscan High School in 1961, he got a job at a neighborhood pharmacy, and found his life’s vocation. He graduated from the University of Toledo in 1972, and began work as a neighborhood retail pharmacist. At UT, he fell in love with Betsy Keller, and a year after graduation, they married. In 1975, he purchased Rapids Pharmacy, in Grand Rapids, Ohio, and a year later his family moved into the village. He joined the Grand Rapids Volunteer Fire Department a year later, and served as chaplain for some time, a position in the community of which he was extraordinarily proud. In 1988, he opened Village Hardware, and lived on his interactions with a community that became family to him. After selling his businesses, he worked as a neighborhood pharmacist in Delta, Wauseon, and Montpelier. In 2009, he began teaching pharmacy technician classes at Brown-Mackie College in Findlay, retiring in 2016. Joe was involved in Grand Rapids village life through his church, Providence St. Patrick’s; the Lions’ Club, the JayCees, the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, the Community Improvement Corporation, the U.S. 24 Safety Coalition, the Town Hall Players, and served as a river observer for the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. Visitation will be at Deck Hanneman Funeral Home, Bowling Green, from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday, October 28. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Aloysius Catholic Church at 11 a.m. on Monday, October 29. Family burial will be at St. Patrick’s Cemetery, Grand Rapids. The family requests any memorial contributions be made to the Grand Rapids Volunteer Fire Department. They also suggest enjoying a sunset with someone you love, and taking a few pictures of it. Hanneman Family Funeral Homes is honored to serve Joe’s family and encourage those to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting www.hannemfh.com. Posted by: admin on October 25, 2018.on October 27, 2018.


Mary M Shurts

Mary Margaret Shurts was born on May 13, 1947 to James Gregory Klungness and Nancy Marie Miller in Weed, California. She passed away in Bowling Green, Ohio on October 24, 2018 following a brave battle with breast cancer. Both of her parents preceded her in death as well as her sister, Kimberly Sue Weston (Joshua). Mary is survived by her husband of 50 years, Steven Wayne Shurts; daughters, Gina Marie Rymer (Michael), Renee Marie Boggs (Allen) and Sarah Teresa Barrio (Brian); sons, Aaron Joseph Shurts (Tanya) and Benjamin Wade Shurts (Kasandra), her brother, Steven Lee Hull (Dawn) and sister, Teresa Ann Krieger (Michael). She is also survived by seven granddaughters; Autumn Pace, Elizabeth Sparks, Sarah Rymer, Jocelynn Shurts, Annelise Shurts, Raegan Rutherford and Madison Ivansco. She is also survived by 10 grandsons; Zachary Philipp, Samuel DeMelo, Alexander Shurts, Aiden Shurts, Avery Shurts, Jacob Rymer, Brandon Shurts, Ian Barrio, Cooper Barrio and Ashton Rutherford and great-grandson, Gunner Pace. Mary grew up in McCloud, California and graduated from McCloud High School. She attended various community colleges in California pursuing a degree in accounting. After moving to Bowling Green, Ohio in 1984 she enrolled at Bowling Green State University, graduating in 1990 with a Bachelors Degree in Accounting. She passed the CPA exam and practiced in public accounting at Plante & Moran for 12 years. She then was the Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance for Lutheran Homes Society, retiring in December 2013. After her retirement Mary was very involved with her grandchildren, family history and genealogical research. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints serving in various callings during her membership. Funeral services will he be held on Saturday October 27, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1033 Conneaut Ave. in Bowling Green, Ohio with Bishop William J. Mullins officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held Saturday at the church from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Dunn Funeral Home in Bowling Green. Memorial contributions may be given in her memory to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure cancer fund. To share an online condolence with the Shurts family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: admin on October 25, 2018.on October 27, 2018.


Robert F Messaros Sr

Robert (Bob) F. Messaros Sr., 86, of Bowling Green, Ohio (formerly Elyria, Ohio) went to be with the Lord after a long courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at Hospice of Northwest Ohio. Until the very end, Bob kept his sense of humor and love for storytelling. Bob was born on September 1, 1932 to Albert and Maria (Mary) (Kota) Messaros. He was the youngest of 7 children. Bob married Mary Ann Gabrie on July 4th, 1953 at St. Ladislaus Catholic Church in Lorain,Ohio. Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Mary Ann; son, Robert Jr. (Christine) Messaros; son, Michael (Sheri) Messaros; son, Andrew (Susan) Meszaros; and Nancy (Erick) Horn. Bob’s grandchildren are Mary Ann, Matthew, Amy, Sarah, Rachel, Hannah, Maria, Noah, Dominic, Andrew and Maggie. Great-grandchildren include Cortlin, Samantha, Jocelyn, Laszlo and Elsa. Also surviving Bob are many nieces and nephews. The son of immigrants, Bob was proud of his Hungarian heritage. Growing up in a Hungarian community on the West Side of Elyria, Bob had many experiences that built his character. He began working at an early age. Bob’s life experiences provided some of the most colorful stories that he ever told. Some of Bob’s job experiences included: shoe shiner, chicken cleaner, circus helper, furnace/ash hauler, caddy, construction worker, truck driver, crane operator, milkman, mailman, short order cook, waiter, jet engine tester, store clerk, soda jerk and Elyria Dairies employee. A high school and college athlete himself, Bob graduated from Elyria High School in 1950. At Miami University, Bob played football and graduated college in 1955 with a Bachelor’s of Education. Bob’s collegiate years as a Miami Redskin fostered his long-lasting love of football. During his time as a Redskin, Bob played for members of the well-known Miami Cradle of Coaches. Upon graduating from college, Bob was employed as a high school biology teacher and coached football, golf and track. He held these positions at Marion Harding High School and Elyria High School. Bob then transitioned to the business field and worked for Allstate Insurance Company as agent for 41 years. He retired in 2000. Bob also served as a councilman for the City of Elyria from 1968-1972. Bob was very active in his hometown church, St. Agnes Catholic Parish in Elyria, Ohio. He served on many volunteer committees and coordinated various ministries. Faith was very important to Bob and when he would see a need, he would fill a need. Family and friends may visit on Wednesday, October 24th from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 W. Wooster Street. A Rosary service will be held Wednesday evening at 7pm at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, October 25th at 11:00 a.m. at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 150 S. Enterprise St. Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Father Mark Davis will officiate. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery. Family and friends are invited afterwards to a luncheon at St. Aloysius Catholic Church. As a final request, Bob asks that six Cleveland Browns coaches volunteer to serve as pallbearers, and let him down one last time. The family would like to thank all the doctors and healthcare professionals that assisted Bob during his illness. A special thank you…


John Kretzschmar

John R. Kretzschmar peacefully passed from life to Life on October 17, 2018 after a short illness. He was born on June 11, 1933 in St. Joseph, MO. John graduated from the University of Missouri at Columbia, MO with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemical Engineering. It was there that John met his future wife, Suzanne (Zander). John’s professional career started with Spencer Chemical Company. He took a brief leave from Spencer to complete his ROTC commitment in the USAF, eventually becoming a Captain. After becoming a nationally recognized salesman in the plastics industry, John used his considerable talents as a salesman to found Blako Industries in 1970. He led this company, a flexible film extrusion plant, located in Dunbridge, OH, until he sold it in 1996 to a group of employees. John held many professional leadership roles, including President of the Society of Plastics Engineers, President of the Plastics Pioneers Association, and Chairman of the Plastics Academy. John was inducted in the Society of Plastics Engineers Hall of Fame in 2003. John’s faith in God led him in all areas of his life. As a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Bowling Green, Ohio, for 48 years, he was Church Council President on two occasions, taught Sunday School for many years, and was an early service usher for decades. As a member of the Bowling Green community since 1970, John was involved with Junto, BGSU’s Phi Gamma Fraternity, and BGSU’s golf team. Starting in 1964, John volunteered to work at thousands of amateur and professional golf tournaments. These efforts were recognized by his induction the Ohio Golf Hall of Fame and Toledo District Golf Association’s Hall of Fame. The Chick Evans Scholar Foundation, a special passion for John, provides to golf caddies, challenged by financial and/or family circumstances, tuition and housing scholarships at 4-year institutions. He chaired the WGA Junior Golf Championship for 14 consecutive years, raised tens of thousands of dollars for caddie scholarships, mentored caddies and volunteers, and co-chaired the capital campaign to build the $40,000,000 Evans’ Scholar House at Ohio State University. John was awarded the WGA/ESF’ prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017. John was devoted to his wife, Suzanne, who preceded him in death on December 30, 2017. He is survived by their two children, Brian R. Kretzschmar (Bowling Green, OH) and Leigh A. Kretzschmar (San Diego, CA). John was very close to his five younger brothers, all of whom considered John as their mentor. All five brothers, Jerry (Naples, FL), Mark (Columbia, MO), David (Belton, MO), Richard (Virginia Beach, VA) and Victor (Hemple, MO), survive him, as well as his grandchildren. John’s Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday December 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 315 S. College Dr. Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Visitation will be held that morning at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 10:00 a.m. Bow ties are encouraged and appreciated! Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Dunn Funeral Home in Bowling Green. He would be honored with memorials contributed to the Evans Scholar Foundation (www.wgaesf.org) or St. Mark’s Lutheran Church (Bowling Green, OH). To share an online condolence or fond memory with the Kretzschmar family, please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: admin on October 18, 2018.on October…


Marcella Duncan

Marcella Duncan, 92, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Tuesday October 16, 2018 surrounded by her family. She was born December 18, 1925 in Bowling Green to Aimel and Pearl (Rees) Dahms. She married Clark Duncan on May 12, 1946 and he preceded her in death on February 28, 2014. Marcella worked for many years as a teller at the Bank of Wood County. She served as the Center Township Clerk and spent over 25 years on the Center Township Election Board. She was a devoted member of Cloverdale United Methodist Church where she took on a variety of roles including starting Jr. Sunday School, Sunday school teacher, Sunday school chorister, director of vacation bible school, church treasurer and youth fellowship leader. Marcella was a life member of the Wood County Historical Society, the Pinochle Club and was inducted into the Bowlers Hall of Fame in 2004. In 2006 Marcella received the Outstanding Community Service Award from Gleanor’s and in 2007 she received the Lyle R. Fletcher Good Citizenship Spirit of Wood County Award for outstanding public service. She is survived by her granddaughter Brandi (Stephen) Wallace of West Millgrove, Ohio, nieces Linda (Gerald) Bechstein of the U.S. Virgin Islands and Janet (Denny) Burkenpas of Lafayette, Indiana and nephew Dallas (Betty Lou) Duncan of Howey in the Hills, Florida Along with her husband of 67 years, Clark, Marcella was preceded in death by her sister Nedra Soule. Visitation will be held on Thursday October 18, 2018 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster St. Her funeral service will be held on Friday October 19, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at Cloverdale United Methodist Church, 8984 Kramer Rd. Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Pastor Rosanne Kalinowski will officiate. Interment will follow at Portage Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given in her memory to Cloverdale United Methodist Church. To share an online condolence with the Duncan family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: admin on October 17, 2018.on October 27, 2018.


June Evelyn Butler

June Evelyn Butler, 91, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Wednesday October 10, 2018. Daughter of Don Farquharson and Ethel (Wall) Farquharson, she was born March 16, 1927 in Hoytville, Ohio. June worked at Marathon Special Products for 30 years before retiring. June is survived by her sons, Don (Mame) Butler and Dan (Luci) Butler, as well as her daughter Diane (Dave) Christensen. She is also survived by her sister Jo Ann (Paul) Spitznaugle; grandchildren Shawn (Nicole) Butler, Heather (Jeff) Douglas, Brandon (Audrey) Butler, Clay (Emily) Christensen, and Hannah Christensen; step-grandchildren Shane (Rita) Hart, Steve (Becky) Hart, and Sheri Richardson; great-grandchildren Eya, AJ, Corbyn, and Kenna; step great-grandchildren Haley, Bradley, Lucas, Quinn, Colin, and Owen; and step great-great-grandchild Brantley. She is preceded in death by her husband William Butler, brothers Don (Mary) Farquharson and Vincent (Harryette) Farquharson, and sisters Geraldine (Lloyd) Creps and Catherine (Bus) Roe. June found tremendous joy in spending time with her family. The family will be having a private graveside service at Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the Wood County Humane Society. Arrangements have been entrusted to Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster Street. (419)352-2132. To leave an online condolence with the Butler family please visit dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: admin on October 11, 2018.on October 27, 2018.


James B Jividen

James B. Jividen 88, went to his eternal home Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at the Bridge Hospice in Bowling Green, OH. He was born April 20, 1930, in Pemberville, OH to Bert and Erma (McCoy) Jividen. On August 28, 1954 he married Grace Ruth Gerwin in the Pemberville United Methodist Church. James and Grace have raised five children and celebrated 64 years of marriage together. Early in his working career James was a fireman for the railroad. He would later work 25 years in the lime plant in Gibsonburgand later another 25 years in preventative maintenance for Martin Marietta in Woodville, before he retired. He was a lifelong member of Pemberville United Methodist Church. In addition, he enjoyed music, sports of all kinds, especially softball and dartball. Playing games was a big pastime within his family and because he was noted as being a family-man, it’s no surprise that family remained the center of his life. In addition to his wife Grace, James is survived by children: Cindy (Steve) Hopkins of NM, James A. (Carol) Jividen of Woodville, Barbara Binion of Bowling Green, Thomas (Julie) Jividen of Gibsonburg, Robert (Machelle) Jividen of Gibsonburg, brother: Gary (Coleen) Jividen of PA, 18 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters: Sharon White, Doris Bumpus, Jean Schlea, brothers: Hubert Jividen, Dale Jividen and infant brother Charles. Family and Friends will be received 4-8 p.m., Sunday, October 14, 2018 at the Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home, 4094 State Route 105 in Pemberville. Funeral Services will be 11 a.m., Monday, October 15, 2018 with an additional time of visitation for 10 a.m. until time of service at the Pemberville United Methodist Church, 205 Perry Street in Pemberville. Officiating, will be Pastor Ray Soleau. Interment will be in Eisenhour Cemetery, Pemberville. Memorials may take the form of contribution to: The Pemberville United Methodist Church or to The Family C/O Sean Mohr (to benefit cancer medical treatment). Those wishing to express a word of encouragement, share a memory or photo may do so at www.marshfuneralhomes.com. Posted by: admin on October 11, 2018.on October 27, 2018.


J Frederick Leetch

J. Frederick Leetch, 89, of Bowling Green, Ohio, passed away on October 9, 2018. He was born to Anna (Kemper) Leetch and James Frederick Leetch I, September 27, 1929, in Butler, PA. Fred graduated with a BS from Grove City College, a MS in Mathematics and PhD in Mathematics and Statistics from Ohio State University (1961). He married Nancy Alice Wikoff (Hazel Annetta Bidlack and Charles Henry Wikoff) in 1958 in Columbus, Ohio. In 1961 they moved to Bowling Green, where Fred taught Mathematics and Statistics and retired as Professor Emeritus in 1990. Fred served as a Naval Officer on both a destroyer and an aircraft carrier during the Korean War and retired as a Captain after 30 years. After retirement from teaching, he worked at True Value Hardware Store, was a Master Gardener and woodworker. A gentle and loving man with a wry sense of humor, he is survived by his wife, Nancy, daughters Alice Annette Leetch (Brett Oberholzer), Cincinnati and Elaine Marie Leetch Albright, Bowling Green; and grandchildren, Celia Leetch Oberholzer, Columbus; Daria Leetch Oberholzer, Cincinnati; Jacob Allen Albright, Hartville; Kacy Marie Albright, Brunswick; and Jessie Lynn Albright, Bowling Green. Fred and Nancy traveled to Paris, France for a barge trip on the Seine and took part in many Elerhostel trips together. A “Renaissance Man,” Fred loved making wooden toys for his grandchildren when they were young and made musical instruments from gourds, which he grew, dried and decorated. Fred was a musician able to play many instruments and played the piano by ear. He taught youth sailing and built sailboats for the Optimist Club and loved sailing on Sand Lake, MI, where the Leetch family had a summer house. Fred took printmaking classes at BGSU, always donated blood and was an avid squash player. He also entered the Wood County Fair in many different categories and helped in the woodworking booth there. A Celebration of Life is planned for 11:00 AM on Saturday April 6, 2019, at the Bowling Green Country Club. Arrangements have been entrusted to Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green, Ohio at 408 West Wooster Street. (419)352-2132. Memorials may be made to the Wood County Library, the Wood County Humane Society or to a charity of the donor’s choice. To leave an online condolence with the Leetch family please visit dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: admin on October 10, 2018.on October 27, 2018.